Kono Kalakaua is a member of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Portrayed by Grace Park.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Canada. Currently, Park resides in Vancouver, British Columbia
Her birth date is March 14.
Grace Park has won over audiences by playing tough, smart and bold characters who lead extraordinary lives outside the norm. For her role on Hawaii Five-0, which was played by a man
in the original series, Grace Park was nominated in both 2011 and 2012 for a “Teen Choice Award” for Choice TV Actress: Action. In 2010, she received the “Achievement Award in Entertainment” by the KoreAm Awards. In 2014, Park was honored with the “Asian Hall of Fame” Award and APEX Inspiration Award.
Prior to HAWAII FIVE-0, Grace Park was best known to audiences for her starring role in the television series “Battlestar Galactica”, in which she played two leading roles. Her performance in the season one cliffhanger garnered her a place in TV Guide’s “100 Most Memorable Moments in TV History”. The series received a Peabody Award in 2006 and has been named one of television’s best shows by Rolling Stone, TV Guide, The New York Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and Newsday. Park earned a nomination for Outstanding Newcomer Award in 2006 by the “Asian Excellence Awards” for her work in the series.
Park received a degree in psychology from the University of British Columbia before turning her attention to film and television. Early on, she was cast in the Canadian teen drama
“Edgemont” as she pursued her dramatic studies. Years later Park would return to the Canadian airwaves starring in the television series “The Border” for which she was nominated for a “Gemini Award” for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. In addition, her credits include the acclaimed cable series “The Cleaner”, starring opposite Benjamin Bratt. Also, Park appeared in the stage production of “The Boys Next Door.”